Bird-flu cost to Iowa economy: $1.2 billion

A study by an Iowa consulting company estimates the state economy lost $1.2 billion due to the avian influenza epidemic, reports the Des Moines Register. The No. 1 egg-producing state was hit harder than any other state, accounting for two-thirds of poultry losses nationwide. More than 49 million fowl, mostly egg-laying hens and turkeys, were killed… » Read More

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